Summer has just began so a good time to create your perfect outside oasis with Feng Shui! Bringing the 5 elements of Feng Shui into your outside space will help balance and harmonize your surroundings. Both small balconies and large backyards can benefit from good Feng Shui.
Water is associated with abundance, prosperity, movement and cleansing. To bring in the water element, you want to add actual water such as a pool, fountain or table fountain. If you do not have the space for these features you could place some blue decorative items in the space.
(But keep in mind that this will not have the same effect as actual water).
The message of wood is new life, growth and expansion, creativity and health. The best way to add wood is to add plants. However, stay away from plants with thorns, pines, or pointy leaves.
Fire represents action, passion, attraction and power. Fire is the only element which can be added by the actual color red or hot pink. Fire can be added by placing red items; pillows, rugs, lights, lanterns, flowers, plants or a fire pit.
Earth promotes stability, grounding, and security. A good way to add earth is with rocks, sand, clay, ceramics, and marble. For example, if you have a plant in a ceramic pot you would have added not only earth but also wood at the same time!
Metal supports focus and clarity. To add metal, you can use anything made from iron, steel, or copper such as furniture, sculptures, wind chimes, metal décor, etc.